A female participant cutting spinach for cooking competition during the Nutrition month celebration in Pinlaung, Shan.

System shocks, such as COVID-19, come with risks of undoing the hard-earned progress toward gender equality achieved over the past decade.

For women farmers in developing countries, who struggled to meet the needs of their families before the pandemic, COVID-19 has made their situations even more untenable.

In this way, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed persistent inequalities in food systems.

Creating a more resilient food system for the future will require considering the needs and wants of both women and men in all efforts to build back better.


Scientific Publication

Assessing disease risk: Some perspectives from East Africa

Fèvre, E.M. 2015. Assessing disease risk: Some perspectives from East Africa. Paper presented at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control expert consultation on ranking and prioritising emerging infectious disease threats for preparedness, Stockholm, Sweden, 25-26 March 2015.